Vic Mensa crept back onto the music scene earlier this month with the release of Marshmello’s “Reverse” featuring the Chicago rapper and G-Eazy. In a new interview with Beats 1 radio personality Ebro Darden, Vic Mensa teased that he has some new music on the horizon, including several cuts with his “brother” Chance the Rapper and Valee.
Speaking on his history with Chance, Vic Mensa reminisced about how their pre-fame days made them closer. “That’s my brother through and through,” Mensa said. “There was times when me and Chano ain’t have bus fare and the Milwaukee Ave. bus ain’t running, so we sleeping sideways in somebody’s abandoned car. I’ve been through a lot of shit with Chance and brothers fight [but] that’s been over with for some time now.”
Darden then pressed Mensa about whether he and Chance will collaborate in the future, to which Mensa responded, “One hundred percent. We been in the studio plenty of times. We got a couple of really dope records; actually, there was a record that me, Chance, and Valee did at one of my cribs in Chicago. That’s my bro, we be linking all the time.”
Mensa also shared his thoughts on fellow Chicagoan Kanye West’s MAGA hat saga back in May and admitted that he wasn’t a fan of Kanye’s antics. “I don’t like it. I’ve learned so much from Kanye,” he added. “When Kanye speaks, we listen because he’s been known to really tell the truth so to hear him tell complete untruths in this situation was definitely frustrating and is frustrating.”
Mensa and Valee recently teamed up for “Dim Sum” ahead of Valee’s G.O.O.D Music debut G.O.O.D Job, You Found Me.
Listen to a few snippets of Vic Mensa’s interview below.
.@VicMensa says he’s learned a lot from @kanyewest about navigating being a black man in America, but he hopes Kanye will “try to patch up some of the mess he’s made.” Full @oldmanebro interview: https://t.co/JgQJoGoRWL pic.twitter.com/na5F8KCaPC
— Beats 1 (@Beats1) June 11, 2018